News Release 249
Gov. Nixon announced Stoddard County Common Sewer District No. 1 received $1,256,430 in grants for wastewater system improvements
Volume 37-249 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Renee Bungart
JEFFERSON CITY, MO, AUG. 11, 2009 -- Gov. Jay Nixon announced the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded Stoddard County Common Sewer District No.1 in Stoddard County with a $763,393 Forty Percent State Construction grant and a $493,037 Rural Sewer grant. During tough economic times, this infusion of grant funding will help the district protect its customers and the environment by making necessary wastewater improvements.
The district will use both grants to construct a new wastewater collection and treatment system. Rural Sewer Grants are restricted to unsewered projects and fund collection systems. Forty Percent State Construction Grants are for the construction of wastewater collection and treatment systems. Public entities that do not qualify for a loan for the total eligible project costs from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program are eligible for the grant funding that can cover up to 40 percent of the eligible costs of a project. The project is estimated to cost $4,946,580 and is expected to be completed in September 2010. The city will provide matching funds to pay for the project.
The Department sold $50 million in bonds in November 2007. The sale of the bonds allows the Department to provide cities and municipalities with Rural Sewer grant funds to support the Clean Water Initiative for water and wastewater improvements.
The Department of Natural Resources' Water Protection Program will administer the grant funds. The Department is committed to working closely with communities to assist with funding efforts that support water and wastewater infrastructure improvement projects as well as provide a financial savings.
For more information, contact the Department's Water Protection Program, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176 or call 800-361-4827 or 573-751-1192.